Material contribuído por Masaji

Canadian Nikkei Series

The Indomitable Spirit of Keiko Mary Kitagawa - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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When I was 48 years old, I went back to the University of British Columbia (UBC) to study the Japanese language and Asian Studies. There I met Professor Rene Goldman who encouraged me to write about my family’s experience during WWII. This was the beginning of ...

Canadian Nikkei Series

The Indomitable Spirit of Keiko Mary Kitagawa - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki

       “...It matters not how strait the gate,
       How charged with punishments the scroll,
       I am the master of my fate,
       I am the captain of my soul.”

Canadian Nikkei Series

Fumi Torigai: Evolution of a Canadian Nikkei - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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Your group was involved in an extraordinary fundraising effort for the 3.11 tsunami and earthquake survivors.

In response to 3.11 Tohoku earthquake/tsunami disaster, the JCAY (Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon) had organized a Japanese Village Festival, and raised over $40,000 to donate to ...

Canadian Nikkei Series

Fumi Torigai: The Evolution of a Canadian Nikkei - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki

Who among us Nikkei has ever wondered about whether our lives might have been ‘better’ had we been raised, educated and worked in Japan?

Canadian Nikkei Series

Tak Matsuba’s Odyssey from Vancouver to Osaka - Part 2

Norm Masaji Ibuki

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Can you give me a rough chronology of your career path?

I stayed briefly in Mio (about one month) and went to Tokyo and got a job with the U.S. Occupation Forces at Haneda Air Base. The job came with housing (barracks type) and we could ...

Canadian Nikkei Series

Tak Matsuba’s Odyssey from Vancouver to Osaka - Part 1

Norm Masaji Ibuki

“In the 1945-1946 school year, Miss Haruko Ito taught us grade 7, but she left us before the end of the term. Tak Matsuba became our new teacher and continued on until June 1946. (We were exiled to Japan the same year!) He taught us to do our best in ...

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*Sansei *Born in Toronto *Grandparents are from Shiga and Kumamoto kens* Families were interned in Kaslo, Bayfarm and on a Manitoba beet farm * Lived in Sendai, Japan from 1994 to 2004 * Grade 5 teacher in Mississauga, ON * Aikidoka * Writer for the Nikkei Voice for close to 20 years * Writer of "Canadian Nikkei series" which aims at preserving Canadian Nikkei stories. Future of the community? It depends on how successful we are in attracting and bringing in the Shin Ijusha (recent Japanese immigrants) into the established pre-WW2 Nikkei leadership and wider community. Education is the key.

Interesses sobre os nikkeis

  • histórias comunitárias
  • histórias familiares
  • festivais/matsuri
  • culinária japonesa/nikkei
  • bairros japoneses
  • taiko
  • aikido

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